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Vol. 12 Back Matter Dec 2006

Vol. 12 Back Matter

Judaica Librarianship

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Vol. 12 Table Of Contents Dec 2006

Vol. 12 Table Of Contents

Judaica Librarianship

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Vol. 12 Front Matter Dec 2006

Vol. 12 Front Matter

Judaica Librarianship

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Vol. 12 Editor's Note, Zachary M. Baker Dec 2006

Vol. 12 Editor's Note, Zachary M. Baker

Judaica Librarianship

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Shimeon Brisman (1920–2004), Z”L, David Hirsch Dec 2006

Shimeon Brisman (1920–2004), Z”L, David Hirsch

Judaica Librarianship

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Herbert Zafren (1925–2005) Remembrances By David Gilner, Linda Lerman, Menahem Schmelzer, Yaffa Weisman, Laurel Wolfson, David Gilner, Linda P. Lerman, Menachem Schmelzer, Yaffa Weisman Dr., Laurel S. Wolfson Dec 2006

Herbert Zafren (1925–2005) Remembrances By David Gilner, Linda Lerman, Menahem Schmelzer, Yaffa Weisman, Laurel Wolfson, David Gilner, Linda P. Lerman, Menachem Schmelzer, Yaffa Weisman Dr., Laurel S. Wolfson

Judaica Librarianship

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A Letter From Herbert Zafren To The Jewish Institute Of Religion On Behalf Of The Hapoel Hamizrachi Library, Baltimore, May 1944, Herbert Zafren Dec 2006

A Letter From Herbert Zafren To The Jewish Institute Of Religion On Behalf Of The Hapoel Hamizrachi Library, Baltimore, May 1944, Herbert Zafren

Judaica Librarianship

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Judaica Reference Sources: A Selective, Annotated Bibliographic Guide. 3rd Rev. And Expanded Ed. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2004, Roger S. Kohn Dec 2006

Judaica Reference Sources: A Selective, Annotated Bibliographic Guide. 3rd Rev. And Expanded Ed. Westport, Conn.: Libraries Unlimited, 2004, Roger S. Kohn

Judaica Librarianship

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Scatter Of The Literature (2007), Steven M. Bergson Dec 2006

Scatter Of The Literature (2007), Steven M. Bergson

Judaica Librarianship

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Jewish Libraries And Archives In America, Pearl Berger Dec 2006

Jewish Libraries And Archives In America, Pearl Berger

Judaica Librarianship

In celebration of the occasion of the 350th anniversary of Jewish immigration to America, this paper takes a look back and then looks forward, highlighting both achievements and challenges in the realms of Jewish libraries and archives as well as their associated professions. The paper scans the past fifty years, since the tercentenary in 1954, pointing to evidence of much growth and expansion. It then proceeds to discuss areas of development for the future, taking into account opportunities presented by the digital age.


A Chimney On The Canadian Prairies: Yiddish-Language Libraries In Western Canada, 1900 To The Present, Faith Jones Dec 2006

A Chimney On The Canadian Prairies: Yiddish-Language Libraries In Western Canada, 1900 To The Present, Faith Jones

Judaica Librarianship

Yiddish book culture did and does exist in Western Canada, even outside the vibrant Jewish culture of Winnipeg, in communities whose geographic isolation from the Yiddish-speaking centers may seem extreme. Two libraries may serve as examples of the variety of manifestations of Yiddish reading in these localities: the library of the farm community of Edenbridge, Saskatchewan, which may be said to be emblematic of cultural organization in these rural colonies, which existed from before World War I until the 1960s; and the Kirman Library at the Vancouver Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture, itself an unusual example of a Yiddish ...


The First Deinard Collection Of The Library Of Congress, Myron M. Weinstein Dec 2006

The First Deinard Collection Of The Library Of Congress, Myron M. Weinstein

Judaica Librarianship

The extensive Hebraica holdings of the Library of Congress are based on a core collection of nearly 10,000 books and pamphlets that was acquired circa 1912. The “nation’s library” purchased that collection—which included 19 incunabula—from the prolific Hebrew author and bibliographer Ephraim Deinard, with financial support from the businessman and philanthropist Jacob Schiff. It was the first of three Deinard collections acquired by the Library of Congress. This article outlines the negotiations and vividly describes the personalities who made that signal acquisition possible.


The Quest For Excellence In Jewish Children’S Literature, Cheryl Banks, Lisa Silverman Dec 2006

The Quest For Excellence In Jewish Children’S Literature, Cheryl Banks, Lisa Silverman

Judaica Librarianship

When book selectors, book award judges, and reviewers seek to identify excellence in Jewish children’s literature, they must look beyond the accepted criteria for literary and artistic quality. This article discusses that criteria and focuses on the special elements that contribute to excellence in the Jewish content of books for children and teens.


A Library Education Program For Ḥaredi Librarians: Background And Description Of The Program, Shoshana Langerman Dec 2006

A Library Education Program For Ḥaredi Librarians: Background And Description Of The Program, Shoshana Langerman

Judaica Librarianship

The paper describes the author’s experience of establishing the first program for professional education of librarians from the Ḥaredi community in Jerusalem. The paper describes the various problems that the author encountered in establishing the program. The aims of the program are described as well as its curriculum. Some data about the students and the libraries is also included.


Hebrew Manuscripts In The Biblioteca Palatina In Parma: Catalogue (Kitve Ha-Yad Ha-’Ivriyim Be-Sifriyat Ha-Palat.Inah Be-Parmah: K.At.Alog), Edited By Ben- Jamin Richler; Palaeographical And Codicological Descriptions Malachi Beit-Arié. Jerusalem: Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, Jewish National And Univer- Sity Library, 2001, Roger S. Kohn Dec 2006

Hebrew Manuscripts In The Biblioteca Palatina In Parma: Catalogue (Kitve Ha-Yad Ha-’Ivriyim Be-Sifriyat Ha-Palat.Inah Be-Parmah: K.At.Alog), Edited By Ben- Jamin Richler; Palaeographical And Codicological Descriptions Malachi Beit-Arié. Jerusalem: Hebrew University Of Jerusalem, Jewish National And Univer- Sity Library, 2001, Roger S. Kohn

Judaica Librarianship

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Vol. 12 Cover Dec 2006

Vol. 12 Cover

Judaica Librarianship

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Letters To Miriam Zafren From Leonard Gold And Michael Grunberger, Michael Grunberger Dec 2006

Letters To Miriam Zafren From Leonard Gold And Michael Grunberger, Michael Grunberger

Judaica Librarianship

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Scatter Of The Literature (2006), Steven M. Bergson Dec 2006

Scatter Of The Literature (2006), Steven M. Bergson

Judaica Librarianship

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Cie Journal/Revue Eci 35(1) & 35(2) Referees/Critiques Dec 2006

Cie Journal/Revue Eci 35(1) & 35(2) Referees/Critiques

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

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A Comparison Of The Portrayal Of Visible Minorities In Textbooks In Canada And China, Bing Wang Dec 2006

A Comparison Of The Portrayal Of Visible Minorities In Textbooks In Canada And China, Bing Wang

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

Canada and China are both multiethnic countries and have articulated a strong commitment to multicultural education. However, in the process of curricula control, decision makers, drawn from the mainstream culture, develop, implement, and interpret the formal curriculum. Consequently, the ethnic content included in the mainstream curriculum could be biased, fragmented, or with important omissions. This paper evaluates the portrayal of selected visible minorities in some currently used social studies (history) textbooks in Alberta and China, to reveal how knowledge of ethnic cultures is filtered through the dominant perspectives and to explore ways to educate all students to be responsible citizens ...


Comparing Connecticut And Finland: Teacher Friendly Policies In An Age Of Accountability, Marianne Larsen Dec 2006

Comparing Connecticut And Finland: Teacher Friendly Policies In An Age Of Accountability, Marianne Larsen

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

Educational policy makers across a wide array of settings have made concerted efforts to improve their educational systems by paying close attention to their teaching profession. The state of Connecticut in the north-eastern U.S.A. and the northern European country of Finland are two such jurisdictions. However, unlike most other settings, where low-trust, accountability based policies have been imposed on the teaching profession, Finland and Connecticut’s policies can be considered teacher-friendly. This paper compares the teacher policies implemented in those two settings over the past fifteen years. Given the well-documented link between teacher quality and student achievement, it ...


Come Saturday Morning ... At Bridgewater State College, Joseph H. Huber, Jamie L. Mackool Dec 2006

Come Saturday Morning ... At Bridgewater State College, Joseph H. Huber, Jamie L. Mackool

Bridgewater Review

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Chinese Graduate Students At North American Universities: Learning Challenges And Coping Strategies, Jinyan Huang, Don A. Klinger Dec 2006

Chinese Graduate Students At North American Universities: Learning Challenges And Coping Strategies, Jinyan Huang, Don A. Klinger

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

The paper investigated four Chinese graduate students’ perceptions of the challenges they face and the coping strategies they use in their English academic learning at two North American universities. They reported experiencing the following seven major challenges in their academic learning: 1) financial difficulties; 2) problems in using English for academic purposes; 3) frustrations in becoming a permanent resident; 4) difficulty in adapting to the classroom learning environment; 5) lack of critical thinking skills; 6) acculturation problems; and 7) loneliness and academic anxiety. For each of the seven challenges they have developed corresponding coping strategies.

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Editor's Notes And Front Matter, Suzanne Majhanovich Dec 2006

Editor's Notes And Front Matter, Suzanne Majhanovich

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

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Presidential Address, 2006 Comparative Education In Changing Times: A View With A Southern Exposure, Cecille De Pass Dec 2006

Presidential Address, 2006 Comparative Education In Changing Times: A View With A Southern Exposure, Cecille De Pass

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

Adopting a wide angle lens to photograph selected educational vistas, the address also focuses on specificities associated with intractable challenges in comparative education. The paper offers a three part approach to discuss concomitant complexities: the first approach represents a well established historical tradition; the second, emphasizing interdependence, usually depicts the dominant mainstream perspective. In contrast, the third approach embedded in social justice, critical pedagogy, and opposition, demands significant structural changes. Understandably, the latter is the least likely to be adopted at regional, national and international levels.

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Policy As Outcome: Inequities Generated From Unintended Policy Outcomes, Katina Pollock Dec 2006

Policy As Outcome: Inequities Generated From Unintended Policy Outcomes, Katina Pollock

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

Intended and unintended outcomes of economic, political, and educational policy can create employment arrangements and work environments that limit opportunities for career advancement, professional development, and employment equity for certain groups of teachers. This paper, written from a critical lens, attempts to demonstrate how national and local policy outcomes in England have negatively impacted some educators who worked for Teacher Recruitment Agencies (TRAs) in the 1990s. In conclusion, the collective impact of policy outcomes for recruitment agency teachers has resulted in: a lack of control over workplace environment in schools that require extensive supports, financial arrangements that result in limited ...


Does School/Site Based Management (Sbm) In Japan Achieve Its Policy Purposes? A Policy Analysis Of Japanese Education Reform Regardingschool Advisors And School Management Councils, Jun Hirata Dec 2006

Does School/Site Based Management (Sbm) In Japan Achieve Its Policy Purposes? A Policy Analysis Of Japanese Education Reform Regardingschool Advisors And School Management Councils, Jun Hirata

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

The purpose of this paper is to analyze decentralized education reform in Japan in terms of School/Site-Based Management (SBM). In the literature, SBM embraces two major elements, namely, the devolution of decision-making authority to the individual school level and Shared Decision-Making (SDM). In Japan, school advisors and school management councils have been established with similar purposes with SBM since 2000. However, because the decision-making authority is not sufficiently devolved to each school and many groups of stakeholders are not significantly involved in decision-making processes, a SBM form of school governance has not been realized in Japan.

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Book Reviews Dec 2006

Book Reviews

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

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The Effectiveness Of Problem-Based Instruction: A Comparative Study Of Instructional Methods And Student Characteristics, John R. Mergendoller, Nan L. Maxwell, Yolanda Bellisimo Nov 2006

The Effectiveness Of Problem-Based Instruction: A Comparative Study Of Instructional Methods And Student Characteristics, John R. Mergendoller, Nan L. Maxwell, Yolanda Bellisimo

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

This study compared the effectiveness of problem-based learning (PBL) and traditional instructional approaches in developing high-school students’ macroeconomics knowledge and examined whether PBL was differentially effective with students demonstrating different levels of four aptitudes: verbal ability, interest in economics, preference for group work, and problem-solving efficacy. Over all, PBL was found to be a more effective instructional approach for teaching macroeconomics than traditional lecture–discussion (p = .05). Additional analyses provided evidence that PBL was more effective than traditional instruction with students of average verbal ability and below, students who were more interested in learning economics, and students who were most ...


Perceptions Of The Value Of Problem-Based Learning Among Students With Special Needs And Their Teachers, Brian R. Belland, Peggy A. Ertmer, Krista D. Simons Nov 2006

Perceptions Of The Value Of Problem-Based Learning Among Students With Special Needs And Their Teachers, Brian R. Belland, Peggy A. Ertmer, Krista D. Simons

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

While problem-based learning (PBL) has been found to be effective with gifted and average students (Hmelo-Silver, 2004), little is known about its impact on students with special needs. This study examines the perceptions of middle-school students with mild, moderate, and severe disabilities and of their teachers regarding the value of participating in a PBL unit. The unit focused on the physical accessibility of a low-SES, rural community where the students’ school was located.We used the constant comparative method (Glaser & Strauss, 1967) to analyze interview data, and used observation data and artifacts to triangulate interview comments. Among the noteworthy findings ...